MAH CET Syllabus 2023

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Updated on
January 12, 2023

Important Update: The revised MAH CET Syllabus 2023 as released by CET Cell with exam & scoring pattern and type of questions in MAH MBA CET 2023 exam, is not changed and is on similar pattern as was last year. MAH CET exam will be held on March 18 & 19, 2023 in multiple slots.


MAH CET Syllabus 2023, as released by CET Cell of DTE Maharashtra is broadly split into three sections. However, with two parts of Reasoning based questions, there are four sections in the MAH CET 2023 question paper. The MAH CET syllabus topics are at par with the syllabus prescribed for other national and state level MBA entrance exams. DTE Maharashtra will conduct MAH CET 2023 exam in 4 slots in 2 days in 47 test cities for MBA/MMS admission 2023 in more than 330 MBA colleges of Maharashtra State.    


MAH CET 2023 exam Syllabus is based on revamped and updated Syllabus of MAH MBA CET 2023 Exam. Here is the updated MAH CET 2023 syllabus for all the 4 sections of Logical Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension. The MAH CET 2023 exam syllabus includes some forgotton topics which may appear again in MAH MBA CET exam this year. 

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MAH MBA CET 2023 Syllabus: Key Highlights

  • MAH CET Syllabus is divided into four sections and 200 questions
  • 50% part with 100 questions in MAH CET is on Reasoning only
  • The effective sections are only three as the reasoning section is split into two parts - Logical Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning with 75 and 25 questions respectively
  • The online MAH CET 2023 exam syllabus is based on past topics and question pattern
  • All the questions in MAH CET 2023 are of MCQ type only

Check MAH MBA CET Test Structure
Before we go deep into type of questions in MAH CET Syllabus 2023, let’s know the MAH MBA CET 2023 exam pattern as the complete MAH CET syllabus rotates around it:

  • MAH MBA CET 2023 exam is scheduled in two days and four sessions.
  • MAH MBA CET 2023 is an online computer based test.
  • The test will be of 150 minutes (2 and half hours) duration
  • MAH CET 2023 consists of only Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
  • Total number of questions are 200
  • There are 5 answer options for each question in MAH CET 2023 question paper.
  • The MAH CET 2023 questions will NOT carry negative marking for any wrong answer.
MAH CET 2023 Section name
Number of questions
Mark per correct answer
Total marks for the section
Logical Reasoning
Abstract Reasoning
Quantitative Aptitude
Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension
Total marks for the test

MAH CET Syllabus 2023: Key Topics and Type of Questions
Key topics in syllabus for MAH CET 2023 as announced by DTE Maharashtra are as follows:


Section-1: Logical and Abstract Reasoning Syllabus: 100 Questions
The Logical Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning syllabus for both the sections in MAH CET exam is not separately defined by DTE Maharashtra. But the MAH CET 2023 syllabus on Logical Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning covers the most important part of MAH CET exam with highest weightage to this section. The MAH MBA CET 2023 Syllabus for Logical & Abstract Reasoning shall include questions to measure how quickly and accurately you can think. The section may have questions based on figures and diagrams and also on Verbal Reasoning.  

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Although MAH MBA CET 2023 syllabus for Reasoning section is not tough to cover, the MAH CET question paper has tricky questions in this area. Major topics covered in MAH CET 2023 syllabus on Logical and Abstract Reasoning are: 

  • Fact Inference Judgment
  • Passage Conclusion
  • Analogy
  • Statement Argument among others
  • Figures Based questions
  • Diagrams based questions
  • Clocks
  • Calendars
  • Binary logic
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Blood Relations (Family Tree)
  • Logical Sequence
  • Assumption
  • Premise
  • Conclusion
  • Linear and matrix arrangement
  • Team Formation
  • Direction sense and Decision Making
  • Input-Output
  • Series
  • Syllogism
  • Cubes
  • Rows
  • Set Theory, Venn Diagrams, Network Diagrams
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Puzzles
  • Logical Reasoning based on Rankings
  • Critical Reasoning

Key Facts on Reasoning Syllabus in MAH CET 2023 
MAH CET 2023 entrance exam syllabus defines that questions in Reasoning section can be individual or can be in the set of 3-4 questions.

  • Weightage of Reasoning Syllabus questions in MAH CET 2023 exam: 50%
  • Weightage of Reasoning Section in MAH CET Percentile calculation: 50%
  • Total Reasoning questions in MAH CET 2023 syllabus for exam: 100
  • Questions on Logical Reasoning: 75
  • Questions on Abstract Reasoning: 25
  • Type of Questions: MCQs
  • Past trend of topics in MAH CET Reasoning Syllabus: Questions were based on Family Relation, Statements-Cause & Effect, Clocks & Calendars, Statement –Assumptions, Reasons, analogies, direction, series, Incorrect Terms.

MAH CET Reasoning Syllabus 2023: Type of Questions


Logical Reasoning Questions

Q.1.     In a certain code ‘A + B’ means “A is the mother of B” and ‘A – B’ means “A is the father of B”. Which of the following means “P is the grand-mother of R” ?

  1. P – Q + R                                 
  2. Q – R + P                    
  3. P + Q – R (4) Q + R – P                                            
  4. Other than those given as options

Q.2. In question below are given two statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the two given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts, consider the two conclusions; together and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the two given statements, disregarding commonly known facts.


Statements Conclusions: I. All machines are windows. All windows are clouds.

I. All machines are clouds.

II. All clouds are machines.

  1. None follows  
  2. Only I follows 
  3. Both I & II follow 
  4. Only II follows 
  5. Either I or II follows

Q.3. In a certain code language, ‘1, 2, 3’ means ‘bright little boy; ‘1, 4, 5’ means ‘tall big boy’ and ‘6, 3, 7’ means ‘beautiful little flower’. Which numeral in that language means ‘bright’?

  1. 1                     
  2. 6           
  3. 3           
  4. 4           
  5. Other than those given as options

Q.4-6.   Read the information given below and answer the questions.

Six plays A, B, C, D, E and F of a famous playwright are to be staged one on each day from Monday to Saturday. The schedule of the plays is to be in accordance with the following.

  1. A must be on the immediately previous day of the on which E is staged.
  2. C must not be staged on Tuesday.
  3. B must be on a day which immediately follows the day on which F isstaged.
  4. D must be staged on Friday only and should not be immediately preceded byB.
  5. E must not be staged on the last day of the schedule.

Q.4. Which of the following is the schedule of plays, with the order of their staging from Monday ?

  1. E A B F D C                      
  2. A F B E D C                           
  3. A F B C D E
  4. F A B E D C                                
  5. Other than those given as options

Q.5. Play C cannot definitely be staged on which of the following days in addition to Tuesday ?

  1. Monday         
  2. Wednesday         
  3. Thursday            
  4. Friday                   
  5. Saturday

Q.6. Play D is between which of the following pairs of play’s ?

  1. (1) C and E              
  2. (2) E and F       
  3. (3) A and E         
  4. (4) B and E         
  5. (5) C and F 

Abstract Reasoning Questions
These are the non-Verbal questions in MAH CET 2021. Their number is 25 questions in MCQ format. 


Figures given at the left are called Problem Figures. The figures given next are called Answer figures. The Problem Figures make a series. The question is “if the figures continue to change in the same order, what should the next figure be?






Section-2Quantitative Aptitude: 50 Questions
MAH CET exam syllabus 2023 for Quantitative Aptitude refers to the Mathematics topics on which MAH CET questions are based. The MAH MBA CET 2023 syllabus for Mathematics section is very wide and covers everything in Mathematics that you may or may not expect. MAH CET exam syllabus 2023 on Quant is based on questions on different topics on Arithmetic, Algebra, Modern Math, Geometry, Mensuration, Trignometry and the topics on data Interpretation among others


The topics and questions are selected to know how fast and accurate you can work with numbers, do numerical calculations, understand various arithmetic problems involving ratio & proportion, percentage etc. This test also helps to measure your power of quantitative reasoning, interpretation of tables, common graphs & charts.


MAH CET 2023 Syllabus on Quantitative Aptitude


1. Arithmetic 

  • LCM and HCF
  • Percentages
  • Profit and Loss
  • Interest (Simple and Compound)
  • Speed, Time and Distance; Time and Work; Averages; Ratio and Proportion and others
  • Number System (3-4) questions
  • Elementary Mathematics
  • Number System
  • Mixtures and Allegation
  • Unitary Method
  • Commercial Maths
  • Permutation and Combinations
  • Sequence And Series
  • Heights and Distance

2. Algebra topics


3. Geometry/Mensuration

  • Triangles
  • Circles
  • Coordinate Geometry

4. Pure Math


5. Other topics

  • Venn diagrams and other topic based questions
  • Linear Equations; Quadratic Equations
  • Complex Numbers
  • Logarithm; Progressions
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Surds and Indices
  • Inequalities
  • Set Theory
  • Mixtures and Alligations
  • Co-ordinate Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Linear Programming

6. Data Interpretation

  • Data Tables
  • Data charts
  • Bar diagrams & Charts including Simple, Stacked, Composite Bar charts
  • Pie charts
  • Graphs – Line X-Y Graphs
  • Data analysis and Data comparison among others
  • Caselet based Data
  • Venn diagram

Key Facts on Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus in MAH CET 2023 

  • Number of Questions: 50.
  • Sectional weightage in MAH CET Syllabus: 25%
  • Sectional Weightage in Percentile calculation: 25%
  • Type of Questions: MCQs
  • Past trend in MAH CET exam syllabus for Quant shows that there is More emphasis on Arithmetic with  number of questions going in the range of 20 to 25.
  • Questions were based on Interest, Percentages, Time and Work, Profit, Loss, Partnership.
  • Other questions were based on topics like Equations, Ratio, Proportion & Variation, Geometry & Mensuration, Permutation and Combinations, Probability among others

MAH CET Quant Syllabus 2023: Type of Questions


Q. 1-2 Directions: These questions are based on arithmetical computation, percentages, ratio proportion, problems of application of basic principles in arithmetic, algebra, mensuration and geometry. Some sample questions are given below:


Q.1.  If n is an odd integer, which of the following must be odd ? I. 2n + n        II. n + n + n  III. n x n x n

  1. I only      
  2. II only     
  3. III only   
  4. I and III only            
  5. I, II and III.

Q.2.  Manu walked from Pali to Roha and back. The distance between Pali and Roha is one km. His speed while going to Pali was 5 km. per hour and it was 4 km. while returning from Roha. What was Manu’s average speed in km. per hour for the entire two-way trip ?

  1. 5          
  2. 4            
  3. 4            
  4. 4          
  5. Other than those given as options

Q.3.-5. Directions : Given below is a table showing percentages out of a total of 700 employees ranking six attributes that help promotion. Rank I is the highest. Study the table carefully and answer questions that follow:

% of Employees Giving Different Ranks

Q.3.   Which attribute for promotion has received the highest rank ?

  1. Perseverance                           
  2. Seniority        
  3. Honesty        
  4. Sociability     
  5. Efficiency

Q.4.   How many employees gave rank III to intelligence?

  1. 119               
  2. 98                 
  3. 77                  
  4. 70                 
  5. 10

Q.5.  Which attribute is considered the least important for promotion?

  1. Honesty
  2. Intelligence   
  3. Perseverance
  4. Efficiency   
  5. Sociability

Section-3: Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension Syllabus: 50 Questions
MAH CET 2023 exam Syllabus for Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension section in MAH MBA CET 2023 is divided into 2 parts. The 1st part of MAH CET 2023 syllabus covers topics on Reading Comprehension passages and the 2nd part of MAH CET 2023 exam syllabus covers topics on Grammar & other parts of Verbal Ability.


The VARC Syllabus in MAH CET 2023 shall include the passages with questions based on their contents to test your comprehension. Your English language ability would be tested through questions on Grammar, vocabulary, sentence completion, synonyms, antonyms, comprehension of passages etc. Your English language ability would be tested through questions on (1) understanding of the contents of the passages and (2) choice of appropriate words, phrases, expressions and similar language skills.


Part-1: MAH CET 2023 Syllabus for Reading Comprehension (RC)

  • RC Syllabus covers current affairs making impact on Social Life, International Affairs, Govt policies and Schemes for example Triple Talaq, Clean India Mission, Migration of people from one country to other, Growing intolerance across the Globe, Agricultural policies, poverty eradication programmes 
  • Business & Economic RC Passages for example Global economic changes, economic development at the cost of environment, Impact of Demonetization in India, Wasteful expenditure by Governments make their presence more frequently.
  • RC passages from various English Literature books, from articles authored by great philosophers, thinkers, from various speeches of great personalities like passages from Charles Dickens, Aristotle, Martin Luther King, Mohan Das Karam Chand Gandhi, Churchill among others
  • Passages on Science & Culture including the journey to Modern world; Fading culture with the advancement of technology
  • Abstract topics and fiction are also included in the Reading Comprehension Syllabus for MAH CET. These Passages make the candidates put themselves in the author’s shoes before answering the questions following these passages since they are opinion based.
  • RC Passages on Historical events leading to social changes for example French Revolution, War of Roses, Social changes in Indian History and thoughts shared by  various activists which are very much relevant even today
  • RC Passages from Mythology. These passages try to correlate the Mythological events with the current social structure and answers to the questions on them have to be inferred 

Key Facts on RC Syllabus in MAH CET 2023
RC passage on any topic under the Sun can be placed in MAH CET exam.  

  • Number of Questions: 12-15
  • Sectional Weightage in MAH CET Syllabus: 7-8%
  • Type of passages in MAH CET Exam Syllabus on RC: Short passages of moderate difficulty level
  • Type of Questions: All of MCQ type with No penalty for wrong answers
  • Format of questions: Questions based on information in RC passage; Antonyms/synonyms of the words & phrases as used in the passage; In context of the passage –True/false statements; main idea of RC passage

Part-2: MAH CET Syllabus for Verbal Ability

  • Jumbled Paragraphs (5-6 questions)
  • Error Correction of Verb, Noun, Pronoun, Adjective, Adverb and other parts of speech in the Sentences.(3-4 questions)
  • Correcting the sequence of sentences and reconstructing the sentences. For example correct use of conditional sentence, time clauses, reported speech, passive writing (3-4 questions)
  • Antonyms/Synonyms, Vocabulary, One word substitution (14-15 questions)

Key Facts on Verbal Ability Syllabus in MAH CET 2023 

  • Number of Questions: 35-38
  • Weightage in MAH CET 2020 Syllabus: 17-18%
  • Type of Questions: All of MCQ type with no penalty for wrong answer

MAH CET Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension Syllabus 2023: Type of Questions
Q. 1-3 Directions: The passage below is followed by questions based on its contents. Read the passage, and choose the best answer on the basis of the passage content, stated or implied.




Adversity like that faced by the Swiss watchmakers has the virtue of starkly limiting the alternatives. A company that decides to expand by acquisition has the wide world of commerce before it, subject only to availability and price. The plethora of choices is one explanation of the many poor selections. The best decisions follow when the purpose is most clearly defined. At least the decision maker then knows exactly what he is trying to achieve and why.


The Swiss were trying to achieve survival - an aim so ‘transcendent’ that the “why” needn’t be asked. The only important question was “How,” and the only answer (which their Japanese rivals have always chosen as the most rewarding approach) is to probe for weakness of the opposition, and then to kick the Achilles heel with steel-tipped boots. In this instance, the weakness (to which Japanese business is strangely prone) was lack of modern fashion sense. The electronic timepieces were being sold as wrist machinery; that gave Swiss Company its opportunity.


Q. 1 In the context of the passage which of the following is closest in meaning to the word “plethora” as given in bold.

  1. Paucity
  2. Nature 
  3. Quanlity
  4. Excess
  5. Other than those given as options

Q. 2 Which of the following was true in the case of business difficulties of the Swiss watch makers as per the passage ?

  1. The Swiss watch maker had virtually no limitation of available choices for taking decision in the instant case of difficulties.
  2. A large number of available alternatives would have probably made the Swiss Watch makers’ decision making process better.
  3. The limited number of available choices in the instant situation made the Swiss Watch makers’ decision making process easier.
  4. The Swiss watch makers lacked clarity about the objective to be achieved.
  5. Other than those given as options

Q.3.  Which of the following holds good in the case of Swiss or Japanese watch making companies ?

  1. Japanese watch making companies had rewarding experience in regard to wristwatches because of their modern fashion sense.
  2. In the past, Swiss watch companies were always probing for the weakness of their rival Japanese companies to succeed in competition.
  3. The Japanese watch companies were having tough time from their strong Swiss rivals.
  4. The solution to the problem of Swiss Companies was in the weakness of Japanese companies lacking in modern fashion for wristwatches.
  5. Other than those given as options

Q.4. The following sentence is broken into 4 parts. Find out if any of the part has an error, and the number of that part is your answer. If no part has an error, your answer is ‘No error’. (Please, do not look for an error in punctuation).

  1. Dara, being an excellent football player,
  2. Received a fabulous offer
  3. To join the popular football club
  4. Of the football-fan country, Italy.                                                        
  5. No error

Q.5-6. Directions: In the questions given below, either a part or the entire sentence is printed in bold. The sentence is followed by five ways of writing the bold part. Answer choice (1) repeats the original or there is no change; the other answer choices vary. If you think that the original phrasing is the best i.e. no change is required; choose (1) as your answer. If you think that any other answer choice is the best, select that as your answer and indicate it on your answersheet properly.


Q.5. After having finished the lecture, the speaker asked if there were any questions.

  1. No change                                
  2. Finishing the lecture       
  3. Having finished the lecture
  4. When the lecture finished
  5. Having been finished the lecture

Q.6. My train was detained for one hour at Waltair, which made me miss my connectingtrain.

  1. No change
  2. My train was detained for one hour at Waltair, making memiss
  3. My train was detained for one hour at Waltair, because of which I missed
  4. Because my train was detained for one hour at Waltair, Imissed
  5. Because my train was detained for one hour at Waltair, it made memiss.

MAH MBA CET 2023 Syllabus as released by DTE Maharashtra
Below is given the revised overall syllabus for MAH CET 2023 exam as has been was released by DTE Maharashtra. The MAH CET 2023 syllabus gives a glimpse of MAH MBA CET 2023 syllabus sectional area but does not cover the syllabus topics in detail.

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